Brussels Airlines looks back on a strong spring and summer

Brussels Airlines looks back on a strong spring and summer

Compared to the same period last year, Brussels Airlines welcomed 500,000 more passengers on its flights between January and August. On Friday 19 September a new day record was achieved, when the airline transported 25,753 passengers. Thanks to the new commercial strategy, the passenger load factor increased by an average of 6 percent.

The commercial strategy that Brussels Airlines has implemented since the beginning of this year attracts more and more passengers. Compared to the same period last year (January-August), the number of guests on board Brussels Airlines flights rose by 500,000. In August, 19.1 percent more passengers chose Brussels Airlines, compared to the same month in 2013. For the first time in the 12-year history of the company, the seat load factor rose to 81.5 percent.

The passenger growth was mainly realized on the European network and is a consequence of the competitive price strategy, the expansion of the offer, the growing number of connecting passengers combining two Brussels Airlines flights and the focus on new summer holiday destinations. Thanks to its new travel products Check&Go, Light&Relax, Flex|Fast and Bizz&Class, Brussels Airlines can offer even more choice and reach a broader audience.

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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with  the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the six Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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